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From: Benedikt Weber (weber_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-03 06:28:51

"Peter Schmitteckert (boost)" <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote

> At the point of assignment my rhs matrix has to be hermitean.-
> i would expect that it just takes the upper or lower triangle, depending
> on the declaration of the hermitean matrix (upper / lower), but I
> havn't checked this.

Some finite element programs (ABAQUS) take the symmetric part (average of
upper an lower trianlge) of the element matrices to build up a symmetric
global matrix. The reason is that for some material laws you get a slightly
non-symmetric element matrix.


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